Apple, Carrot and Kiwi Smoothie Recipe (No Ginger)

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Whether you like a smoothie as a pre- or post-workout pick-me-up, or instead of lunch, they can be a delicious and convenient way to fuel up. Find more tasty ways to drink your fruit and veg with our best smoothie recipes

While some smoothies are just full of fruit sugars that will send you crashing after a short time, including some vegetables in the mix will ensure you’re creating a more balanced smoothie that provides a sustained energy release. Be aware that according to the NHS guidelines one 150ml serving of any smoothie counts as just one of your five-a-day, no matter how many different types of fruit and veg you cram into it. 

This nutritionally hard-hitting smoothie is full of key vitamins and antioxidants, and can be included as part of a weight loss meal plan for women or a weight loss diet plan for men. If you’re looking to upgrade your post-gym powdered shake, try our protein shake recipes

Apple, Carrot and Kiwi Smoothie Recipe

285 calories

Ingredients (Serves One)

  • 4 organic carrots, unpeeled
  • 1 apple, unpeeled and uncored
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled
  • 1tsp spirulina
  • Handful of parsley with stem


We used Myfitnesspal, one of the best weight-loss apps for calorie counting, to get approximate nutritional quantities for all the ingredients. The total calorie count came to 285 calories, and this smoothie provides approximately 59g carbs, 15g fibre, 7g of fat and 6g of protein.


Packed with vitamin A, carrots are great for a healthy immune system, which will help you to fire on all cylinders. They're also known to regulate blood-sugar levels.


With its vibrant taste and notable healing properties, parsley is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K.


Apples are rich in the flavonol quercetin, one of the most potent antioxidants known to the world of nutrition.

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Lucy Miller
Former editor

Lucy Miller is an experienced journalist who has worked across a range of health and fitness titles. She was the fitness and nutrition editor at Men’s Fitness UK, and has also been fitness editor of both Health & Fitness UK and Women’s Fitness UK. Lucy qualified as a NASM-certified personal trainer and nutritionist in 2008.